Wordpress Hit by a Denial of Service Attack

Kym Kemp / Thursday, March 3, 2011 @ 12:08 p.m. /  Blogging

Unable to access  some of your favorite blogs this morning or noticing no update from yesterday?  Wordpress, the host of this blog, has been hit by a denial of service attack. According to Matt Mullenweg, Wordpress founder, on Naked Security,

There’s an ongoing DDoS attack that was large enough to impact all three of our datacenters in Chicago, San Antonio, and Dallas — it’s currently been neutralized but it’s possible it could flare up again later, which we’re taking proactive steps to implement.”“This is the largest and most sustained attack we’ve seen in our 6 year history. We suspect it may have been politically motivated against one of our non-English blogs but we’re still investigating and have no definitive evidence yet.”

 

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Hat tip to Elaine on Facebook

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